ASUS® Essentio CP1130 review
The ASUS Essentio CP1130 is a performance based multimedia desktop PC that has an elegant and sleek design which makes it fit anywhere regardless of the space. Even though this system is sleek and small, it delivers absolute function and delivers impressive performance for your daily computing needs. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic or Premium Operating System is used in this desktop PC.
The ASUS Essentio CP1130 desktop PC uses a SATA hard disk drive that possesses 1.5 TB of storage capability. This PC is embedded with High Definition video and audio support. It also offers great multi tasking capabilities.
This PC is paired with an AMD AM3 Athlon II or Phenom II processor. The North Bridge chipset used in this desktop PC is AMD 760G and for South Bridge chipset it uses AMD SB710. It is provided with 2 Dual Channel 1066 or 1333 MHz DDR3 memory slots that supports a maximum of 4 GB RAM. With the help of integrated DVD light-scribe and super-multi 16x optical drive in this PC, it is also able to play Blu ray disc. One PCI-e 16x and one PCI slot is provided for offering further expansion possibilities. The front panel of this PC is offered with a multimedia 4-in-1 card reader, 2 USB ports and spaces for plugging audio components while the rear panel is provided with surround audio channel output, 4 USB ports, RJ-45 LAN port, D-sub (VGA) and HDMI port.
- FIVE – ASUS Elite Utility – AI Manager
The ASUS Essentio CP1130 incorporates ASUS-exclusive utility AI Manager, which uses AI Disk for clearing your web history, cookies, files and your recycle bin. To secure your devices it is provided with AI Security, AI Boot enables you to set up your boot order preference. My Favorites manages to add all your frequently used applications to an isolated area. One-stop view of your system information is also provided.
- FOUR – Overwhelming design
This Essentio CP1130 possesses a glossy black surface. A well-designed big power switch is positioned at the top of the front panel and at the bottom it equips ASUS’s brand logo, these all together gives an affluent classic look to the PC. Its dimension is 112 x 366 x 279 mm (W H D) and it weighs about 8.75.
- THREE – Splendid multimedia features
This desktop PC is embedded with graphic and sound card to deliver splendid multimedia faetures. It incorporates ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics; it also supports the use of NVIDIA GeForce G210 512MB or ATI 4350 512MB and it is supported with Microsoft DirectX 10 and an HDMI connector that delivers full 1080 high definition display. It offers excellent surround sound through 8 channel high definition audio with the help of Azalia 8 channel or Realtek ALC1200.
- TWO – Smart energy saving
The ASUS EPU enhances total system energy efficiency of your system by perceiving at-the-time PC loadings and astutely changing the power needs instantaneously. With auto phase switching, the EPU involuntarily provides the most suitable power usage to the components like CPU, VGA card, memory, chipset, hard drives and fan via intelligent acceleration and there by helping save power and money.
- ONE – General
Recovery solution software, antivirus software and some other utility software are provided with this desktop PC. It offers good wired network connectivity. It also provides good security features like Kensington lock.
It is a well packed together desktop PC that offers better performance for daily computing needs as well as multimedia. It is amenable to energy standards and comes with a standard warranty.